JOE HUNTER IN HIS NAVY DRESS BLUE

                      Son of Gladys and Larry Hunter of Minden, La.

Boot Training Camp at Camp Wallace which was located between Houston and Galveston. From there he went to General Detail Camp at Camp Pendleton, Calif. He volunteered for small boats and ended up in the CinCPac boat crew. The next 21 months they were just part of Admiral Nimitz  Staff at Pearl Harbor and Guam. For a while he was Stern Hook on Admiral Nimitz's barge which was a 40 ft. motor boat. Later he was Coxswain on one of the Captain's gig which as a 35 ft. motor boat.

                                                               Joe Hunter in his navy white uniform